You’d be mistaken if you thought you needed to go all the way to Belgium to have a chocolate-filled holiday this year. In fact, you can pretty much stay on your doorstep and see some of the UK’s chocolate hotspots.

Cadbury World

Cadbury World, nestled in the picturesque village of Bourneville in Birmingham, is a place steeped in history. The world’s oldest chocolate bar came from the makers of Cadbury, in fact. Here, you can take photos with your favourite Cadbury mascots and go on the Chocolatier Experience to see behind the scenes.

York’s Chocolate Story

Sitting right in the centre of this historic city is three floors of chocolate heaven. Taste some chocolate, learn all about how to make and taste it. York is a city built on the chocolate industry, so it’s definitely worth a visit.

Cocoa Bean Company, Lake District

If you find yourself up on one of the country’s most picturesque places, you’ll have to schedule in a visit to the Cocoa Bean Company – especially if you have kids in tow. Here you can make chocolate in workshops, and of course, purchase some for the car ride home.